Ashley Bell Barnett

Governor Appoints Ashley Bell Barnett To District Board Of Trustees

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Ashley Bell Barnett

Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Ashley Bell Barnett, a dedicated community advocate, to the Polk State College District Board of Trustees. Barnett, 33, a fifth-generation Floridian who has worked tirelessly as a public educator, workforce…

Best Workplace for Commuters

Polk State Again Named Best Workplace For Commuters

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Best Workplace for Commuters

Universal access to public transit, green initiatives, and designated parking spots for carpoolers have earned Polk State College its sixth consecutive Best Workplaces for Commuters award. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently notified Polk…

Stoneman Douglas High School

A Message From The President: Campus Safety & Support For All

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Stoneman Douglas High School

It is with a heavy heart that I write this following the horrific event that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. On behalf of Polk State College, I send my…

Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke

Florida Poet Laureate Encourages Students To Read And Write

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Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke

If you’re sitting around waiting for inspiration, forget about it. That was advice Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke gave students and aspiring writers during his recent presentation hosted by the Creative Writing Club at Polk…

The Clean House

Polk State Theatre Presents “The Clean House”

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The Clean House

Polk State College continues to celebrate 50 years of theatre with the first production of the Spring 2018 semester– “The Clean House.” The romantic comedy by Sarah Ruhl follows a married couple and their hired…

Amanda Roecker

Without JD Alexander Center, These Veterans Wouldn’t Be In School

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Amanda Roecker

For students at the Polk State JD Alexander Center, it’s all about location. Without Polk State College’s presence in southeast Polk County, many students would not be pursuing higher education because they would not be…

Black History Month

Polk State Celebrates Black History Month With Cultural Events

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Black History Month

Polk State College has a slate of events planned through February in honor of Black History Month. The month-long celebration will include ethnic cuisine, African literature and music, movies with historically important themes, STEM activities…

FIRST Lego League

Polk State To Host FIRST LEGO League Championship

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FIRST Lego League

Polk State College is scheduled to host the FIRST LEGO League Central Florida Regional Championship on Sunday, February 18, bringing together nearly 1,500 elementary and middle school students, as well as LEGO enthusiasts. Forty-eight teams…

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